Category Archives: Let’s Get Physical

Why not? Op-Ed columns, legislative decisions, news and economic and precious metals commentary from around the nation and around the world. Wall Street and the Federal Reserve be damned! Allthe reasons under the sun and the darkness of a moonless night – as to why YOU need to have precious metals in YOUR possession – ’cause some day it’s going to rain – and precious metals will become your safe harbor in an economic storm.

Investing in Gold & Silver is a ‘No Brainer

It is genuinely amazing that so many economists and investment professionals continue to promote ‘business as usual’ investment advice. Their clients will surely pay a steep price for this ‘head in the sand’ approach to investing.

Current Investment Realities

a) Stocks ~ In spite of the fact that equities are more or less fully priced, there are those who continue to recommend stocks without caution to their inherent risk. We know the FED’s propensity to create money out of thin air continues unabated and that money has to find a home somewhere. Is a traditional portfolio of stocks the place to be in this new environment? Continue reading

UPDATE: Going, Going, Go…

‘Get a Bit-o’-Silver, me hearties…’

Silver dollars are not generally offered in the “junk” nor bullion categories as they generally sell for higher premiums than the previous category. The accumulation of Morgan and Peace dollars is perhaps the ultimate in the collecting of U.S. silver coins for fun and profit. Peace dollars find enthusiasts and full Peace collections are also very valuable. But again, it is the coins in the best condition, which offer the greatest potential for increase in value.

Brilliant Uncirculated Peace Dollars

Limited quantity

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Prepare now…. or be prepared to panic later!

Millions of American’s lost their retirements and savings in the devastating crashes of the 1930’s and again in 2008. What do you think will happen when the economy collapses again?

Unlike the 1930’s, there will be no point standing in long lines with hat in hand to ask for your money. By the time you hear the news, your money in the bank will already be gone. All to ensure your bank is allowed to remain open and fully operational. Such a measure is in line with international efforts to address the potential risks to the financial system and broader economy of institutions perceived as “too-big-to-fail” – or maybe next time it will be “too-big-to-bail.”

How can you avoid this criminal theft and keep your money safe? You have options. Continue reading

Let’s Get Physical: October 5, 2017

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These 3 Charts Say TREND IN GOLD Has Turned UPwards
What’s happening in these 3 gold price charts makes me very bullish on the yellow precious metal. Take a look…. (Continue to full article)

Gold Going Beyond $3,000/oz; Gold Miners/Gold Ratio To Double!
Gold is going to be moving sharply higher – and Gold Miners are going to be going through the ROOF. If you’re not taking steps to actively profit from this, it’s time to get a move on… (Continue to full article)

5 Charts Suggest Much Higher Gold Prices – Take A Look!
The best way to maximize market profits is to identify the direction of the primary trend and position yourself with it. This post looks at five charts which analyze the long term trend and prospects for gold and they all support the long term trend in the gold price… (Continue to full article)

How High Will Silver Prices Go? $100, $300, $500?
Silver prices have risen exponentially for the past 90 years as the dollar has been consistently devalued. Expect continued silver price rises… (Continue to full article)

Moolman: “Silver Is the Bargain of the Century!
When you look at the silver price, relative to US currency (the amount of actual US dollars) in existence, then it is at its all-time 100-year low making it the bargain of the century. Let me explain… (Continue to full article)

$100 Silver – Or Higher – Seems Likely Within A Few Years – Here’s Why
The next rally in silver should be huge based on the prospects for expanded war, financial chaos, and central bank “printing” that will devalue all currencies. Silver will sell for $100 per ounce!… Continue to full article

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Government Spending Is Hurting Your IRA/401k

In 2008, hundreds of thousands of IRA/401(k)s lost up to 60% of their value. Regular Americans just like you and me, saw our IRAs and 401(k)s go from $100,000 (or more) to as low as $40,000 (or less) in shorter than 6 months.

Take a minute to think about that. How would losing $60,000 (or more) of your retirement savings affect you? Well, for many people that meant they had to come out of retirement and join the workforce once again; in many instances working for jobs with hourly pay at a fraction of what they were paid at the time they retired.

Are you prepared to lose 60% or more of your IRA/401(k)? Are you prepared to come out of retirement and work a minimum wage job just so you don’t lose your home? Are you ready to give up all of that quality time with your grandsons and granddaughters? Continue reading

The ONLY Variable That Matters To The Price Of Gold

There are all sorts of positive fundamentals when it comes to the price of gold. There are the positive supply/demand fundamentals. The gold market is in a supply deficit. Mine reserves are at a 30-year low. The price of gold is below what is necessary to sustain the gold mining industry.

There are the positive geopolitical fundamentals. The world’s two most-unstable leaders – Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump – have been constantly trading threats and insults. And both of these people have nuclear weapons at their disposal. There is the endless “War on Terror”.

There are the positive economic fundamentals. Western real estate bubbles in major urban centers are at never-before-seen levels of insanity. Western markets are generally also at bubble levels, with U.S. markets representing bubbles on steroids. Western governments are bankrupt.

In relative terms, none of these fundamentals count. Continue reading

The Mexican Congress Debates the Monetization of the ‘Libertad‘ Silver Ounce

On September 13th I participated in the Forum for “The Promotion of Savings by Mexicans” organized by the group “Legislators in Favor of Savings by the People” who are members of the Chamber of Deputies (i.e. “Congressmen”) in the Mexican Federal Congress; the group is led by Congressman Francisco Javier Pinto. The fact that this meeting took place at the seat of one the Legislative Houses of the Mexican Republic is extraordinary news, because there are few things so important for the development of the national economy and the economy of Mexican families, as savings.

According to the poll taken by the “National Poll Regarding Financial Participation in 2015”, 32% of the population saves informally, that is to say, by “stuffing money under the mattress” and other invented measures, and only 15% saves in a formal manner, for example, by depositing money in a bank account, or by purchasing Government Treasury Certificates (“CETES”) or by voluntary contributions to their official retirement account (“AFORES”). Continue reading

Less than 20% of Americans say they’re living the American Dream

“The American Dream has become a nightmare…” ~ Singer/song-writer, Steve Vaus

A home in Luxemburg, Wisconsin

Fewer than one in five Americans feel like they’re living the American Dream, according to Hearth Insights’ 2017 State of the American Dream report, which surveyed 2,000 people.

That dream is “a complex concept that involves a variety of factors,” Anthony Ghosn, Hearth’s chief executive officer, tells CNBC Make It, but says homeownership is the “most important element.” Hearth helps Americans finance renovations.

Almost 40 percent of Americans do not own homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ghosn says nearly 50 percent of millennials rent. Continue reading

The Role of Gold in Your Portfolio

Physical gold is money in the most pure and basic form. It will stand when everything else (paper) falls. Not only will it still be standing, it will be standing tall because of fear and panic.

The ripple effect of consequences from insane levels of counterparty risk that exist in today’s financial world will bring people to their knees as we witness the greatest wealth transfer of all time.

Today, an ounce of gold can still buy a quality man’s suit and all the trimmings. This tells us that gold, not the dollar, has held its purchasing power. Since 2013, it’s getting worse for the dollar and better for gold. Continue reading

With Two Potential Crises, Buy Gold In Case “Things Go Badly

It’s been a while, years in fact, but suddenly it’s gold’s time to shine again.

Gold: A primary building block of the “cockroach” portfolio. AFP/Getty Images

The yellow metal – insurance against systemic collapse, hyperinflation and infinite political stupidity – which in recent years has seen its popularity fade as the younger generation has gravitated toward the far faster moving crypto currencies – is once again back in the spotlight.

As UBS’ strategist Joni Teves, who has been recommending the precious metal for a long time despite the BOJ’s relentless suppression, writes “gold bounces from recent lows in line with other safe havens amid risk-off sentiment across markets following geopolitical headlines over the past 24 hours.” Below are the key considerations from today’s UBS note: Continue reading

Fear, Mr. Bond, takes Gold out of circulation…

There are no Swiss banks in Goldfinger although “Goldfinger, in ready money, is the richest man in England. In Zürich, in Naussau, in Panama, in New York, he has twenty million pounds’ worth of gold bars on safe deposit.”

But Goldfinger uses Switzerland as the hub of his gold trafficking (which was illegal at the time in some European countries). There he has a discreet plant where he melts down car parts made of solid gold to then discreetly bank them or ship them on. Switzerland never had capital controls that prevented the free flow of gold or other precious metals, and this makes it even today the world’s first market for gold. In the movie, Goldfinger uses this Swiss freedom to his advantage. Continue reading

50-Year Look at the Dollar’s Purchasing Power vs. Gold

To understand the impact of inflation on the US dollar, it’s helpful to compare its purchasing power to gold over time. Fifty years ago, the dollar’s value was quite substantial, but over time artificially low interest rates and money printing by the Fed have helped erode the greenback’s potency. In contrast, gold’s unique ability to preserve wealth and purchasing power is easy to see when compared to the dollar over the same time period.

The following infographic shows the difference between two different savings scenarios:

An American stores $3,500 in a safety deposit box in 1967 and takes it out in 2017.

An American stores $3,500 worth of gold (100 oz) in a safety deposit box in 1967 and takes it out in 2017.

If each person then went on a spending spree, here’s what could they buy.

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